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  • Concerns Over Latest EU Bank Stress Tests Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 1:37 AM ET

    Key parts of a stress test for European banks designed to raise investor confidence in the sector have been softened by regulators despite widespread derision of a similar exercise last year, which was seen by financial markets as too lax, reports the Financial Times.

  • European Stocks Set for Lower Open Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 12:40 AM ET

    European shares look set to open slightly lower Wednesday as on mixed Asian markets and lower oil.

  • Why the Euro Zone Will Survive Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 11:51 PM ET
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    The euro zone is highly likely to survive, albeit not without further turbulence, according to Martin Wolf from the Financial Times.

  • Can It Be? Euro Fatigue Is In the Air Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 11:39 AM ET
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    After trading higher for days, the euro is giving up ground. Instead of focusing on potential interest rate hikes, traders are looking ahead to the upcoming European leaders' meeting and the stubborn sovereign debt crisis. Euro fatigue, anyone?

  • What a difference a day makes: The dollar is not in freefall for a change, and the euro is slipping. It's time for your daily FX Fix.

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    Kate Kelly goes one-on-one with the two key players behind an ambitious new UK hedge fund launching in early April, which is promising its investors outsized returns using millions of random tweets to predict changes in the stock market.

  • Hedge Fund to Predict Markets Using Twitter Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 8:37 AM ET

    Last fall, Indiana University informatics professor Johan Bollen stumbled upon an astonishing connection:  That the social network Twitter could predict swings in the Dow Jones Industrial Average with 87 percent accuracy. 

  • European Stocks to Open Up on Lower Oil Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 2:22 AM ET

    European stocks are set to buck the recent trend of losses, at least for the start of trading, and open higher Tuesday on lower oil and mixed markets in Asia.

  • Busch: The Illusion of an Impervious Euro Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 10:56 AM ET

    The price of oil is soaring and European leaders have their work cut out for them on the sovereign debt crisis - but the euro has rallied. Investors, be careful.

  • Traders are "short" the dollar at record levels, and Moody's has downgraded Greece - a lot. It's time for your FX Fix.

  • Euro Stocks to Open Lower on Libya Unrest Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 2:40 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European stocks look set to open lower on Monday as ongoing unrest in Libya sent U.S. and Brent crude to new 2-1/2 year highs.

  • The currency markets have been trading on perceptions and expectations of interest rate changes. For the dollar to reverse its slide, an increase in US rate expectations will have to happen without other nations indicating that they will raise rates as well.

  • Decent U.S. employment numbers are failing to really lift the dollar, and Greece is talking tough about market upheaval. Is a Freaky Friday in the offing? Here's your daily FX fix.

  • European Stocks To Rise on US Payrolls Data Hopes Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 2:11 AM ET
    A broker works as his control screen shows a graph of activity on the French Stock Exchange in Paris.

    European shares were set to rise on Friday after sharp gains on Wall Street and in Asian equities on growing optimism on a key U.S. jobs report.

  • Geithner on Libya, Global Competition     Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 2:48 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner discusses efforts to freeze Libyan assets and the country's top priorities on the global economic front. The stronger the world is, he says, the stronger our recovery will be in the U.S.

  • European Stocks To Open Higher as Oil Prices Drop Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 2:15 AM ET

    European stock index futures pointed to a rebound on Thursday on optimism over the health of the U.S. economy following forecast-beating data, and as oil prices dropped.

  • Less than 24 hours before Thursday's European Central Bank meeting, traders appear to be banking on hawkish comments from President Jean-Claude Trichet. But the outlook for the currency after that is considerably less certain.

  • How Low Can the Dollar Go? Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 4:01 PM ET
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    With investors focused more on monetary policy than economic growth, the U.S. dollar is suffering. And absent a major crisis that sends investors scurrying for safety, there may be more weakness by the end of the year, say currency strategists.

  • If you want to trade currencies on your own for a living, you'd better be prepared to keep some weird hours - and watch out for tumbling New Zealand kiwis. Here's your daily FX Fix.

  • European Stocks To Open Lower; Oil Prices in Focus Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 2:16 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday, mirroring losses in U.S. and Asian shares as rising tensions in the Middle East and North Africa lift oil prices.